International Academics for West Papua
International Academics for West Papua is a network that was started in 2016 by a group of academics concerned about the ongoing human rights abuses in West Papua. We welcome academics from all countries and all disciplines.
History of West Papua
West Papua is a former Dutch colony that forms the western half of the island of New Guinea. Since 1962, it has been occupied by the state of Indonesia with the people of West Papua suffering countless human rights abuses and killings in their fight for self-determination.